Dissolve Blog Tour Stop

Hello lovelies!  Today I am delighted to be participating in the Dissolve Blog Tour, hosted by AToMR Book Blog Tours.  Today I have an awesome excerpt and giveaway for you, so stick around!! :)

by Andrea Heltsley
Release Date: April 24, 2012

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Everything seemed to be going right for Cora. She had a wonderful fiance, a great best friend and a fulfilling life. One day, a tragic event caused that life to crumble around her. She turned to her best friend in her time of need. They embarked on a search for answers, delving deeper into a web of magic and destruction. The closer they got to the truth, the more questions they had. To Cora, magic was the stuff of fairy tales. Immersed into a very different kind of world, the real storm was just beginning to take hold.
“It felt like I was nowhere yet everywhere all at once. I was invisible and completely panicked. The millions of pieces I had dissolved to drift on the breeze and away from my nightmares. It was kind of like floating weightless in a pool, perfectly relaxing. The warm breeze from the window embraced and soothed me. I let the air current carry me as far as it could through the summer city.”
“Defeated, I closed my eyes and took a few calming breaths trying to relax myself. I pictured the dandelion in the park today and took a deep breath as to blow the fluffy seeds in all directions. I pretended I was light and fluffy and started to feel a tingling in my body. I began to feel as light as the dandelion seeds and soon I felt like mist floating. This time, I tried to keep myself in the room, swirling in a humid block.


“He’s not gone,” I whispered.
“He’s not gone,” I repeated despite the growing feeling of desperation.
There was blood everywhere, so much blood.  The dark red splatters surrounded me.  It stained my silky cream slip in a brush of crimson.  The blood was caked around my fingernails as well as underneath them as I checked for his pulse. The blood surrounding me was dark and sticky, flaking away in flecks at the dried spots.
The gothic music that floated through the air was melancholy. A chill raced down my spine and I suppressed a shiver.  I closed my eyes and will be haunted by the image I will never forget.  His eyes were so empty and frozen in shock.  Blood had swelled from the back of his head from a large gash. A nearby statue was covered in dark red blood, the source of the deathly blow. 
I felt a hollow ache in my chest and tears formed in the corners of my pain stricken eyes.  I grappled for my cell phone on the table and tried to get ahold of myself.  Grasping the sticky cell phone, I punched in the emergency numbers.
I swallowed hard and said as calmly as possible, “there’s been a murder.  I don’t know what happened.  The address is 2203 Devonshire court.”
I hung up the phone with an audible click and dropped it with a clatter on the wood floor.  The big storm may have passed but the real storm was just beginning to take hold.  Sinking down to the cold stained floor, I sobbed until there were no more tears left.  Soon, my clothes fluttered to the ground and I dissolved into thin air.


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About Andrea Heltsley ----------------->  Goodreads | Blog | Twitter | Facebook
I am a biology nerd who decided it was more fun writing than dissecting. I have written two novels and my third will be out this summer. I live on coffee and read like a robot. My husband and two italian greyhounds usually have to tear me away from the computer...imagine that. :)


  1. Hi Emily, I just stopped by on the tour and got side tracked by the mermaid trilogy. I went checking Sarah's books out but didn't forget to come back and let you know I appreciate the giveaway and the news bulletins.

  2. I enjoyed the excerpt.

  3. Loved the exerpt. This books sounds good. I am also from Missouri except the other side of the state from the author.

  4. I really enjoyed the excerpt. Can't wait to read it!

  5. loved the excerpt!



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